The Way to Understand Oneself with Oliver Leick and Gabriella Schneider

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Event Date:

July 23, 2024

Event Time:


Event Location:

Merigar East

A journey to our innermost nature

The retreat

Are you looking to deepen your inner knowledge and learn how to control your mind to free yourself from daily suffering?
This retreat is for all people interested in deepening their inner knowledge and learning to control their mind to free themselves from the power of consuming emotions, tensions, and suffering in daily life. This offers a great opportunity for personal development, enriched by a greater joy of life.

Oliver and Gabriella will explain and clarify the different ways of understanding the various aspects of oneself – the dimensions of body, energy, and mind – and how we can overcome our worldly problems according to the instructions of the Path of Renunciation, the Path of Transformation, and the Path of Self-liberation. The explanations are accompanied by various specific practical methods to calm our mind, relax, and gain control over our thoughts and emotions, allowing us to live a more harmonious and stress-free everyday life.

During this retreat, we will also enjoy learning Khaita Joyful Dances with Martina Krejcova, have fun together, and enjoy the splendid nature at Merigar East.

This retreat follows the public talk in Bucharest on July 21. All are welcome to deepen these teachings.


You can read the detailed schedule with the topics of each session here.


Gabriella Schneider

Gabriella Schneider

Gabriella Schneider teaches meditation, according to the series of Sutra, Tantra and Atiyoga teachings called Santi Maha Sangha. Prof. Namkhai Norbu authorized her as an instructor in 2016. Since then, she has conducted more than 12 meditation retreats and many teaching sessions, live and online...

Oliver Leick

Oliver Leick

Oliver Leick is among the early students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, having discovered his precious teachings back in 1977. He has been authorized by Rinpoche as a Santi Maha Sangha Base Level and Yantra Yoga instructor and has been teaching for more than 40 years. In his responsibility as the vice-president of the Atiyoga Foundation he is also the coordination the International Shang Shung Institute.

He is a brilliant, experienced instructor bringing great clarity and insight.

Donations and zoom link

Upon registration to this retreat, you should make a donation. We listed suggested donations, to cover the costs of this event. Your donations are vital for Merigar East’s survival. If you cannot donate this amount, please consider supporting any Gar and Ling with Karma yoga. Also, contact us, explaining your circumstances. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you make the suggested donation for this event, you will receive a 20% discount code for the following retreat (reserved to practitioners with transmission).


The retreat will be held in English. If you do not understand English, upon registration, you can indicate your language and we will try to search for translation options. You can also help us by finding a volunteer translator for your language.


You can stay in our facilities, we would be happy to host you. In this way, you can experience the retreat in an immersive manner, and dedicate your time to the practices. We are also 10 minutes from the sea, so you can relax and enjoy during the breaks. We offer accommodation in our dormitory (shared rooms) and in the camping. You can select these options below, the prices differ whether you are a paying member of the International Dzogchen Community or not. You can extend your stay for longer by contacting us.


We are a community and everyone can take turns to contribute to the food preparation, cooking, shopping, assisting or doing the dishes. Nonetheless, everyone is free choose the options that best suit them and also eat on their own, if they wish. Our house has a large, well-equipped kitchen for you to use.

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Donation Type Registration Qty Donation

Suggested donation for in-person participation of non-IDC members in 2024

IDC members

Suggested donation for in-person participation for IDC members in 2024


Suggested donation for those attending online


Extra Service:

Accomodation in the dormitory (4 nights, for members of IDC)
Accomodation in the dormitory (4 nights, for non IDC members)
Camping place (4 nights, per person, for IDC members)
Camping place (4 nights, per person, for non-members)
Quantity: Total
  • Merigar East
  • 23 August
  • Jud. Constanta
  • 900705
  • Romania

Event Schedule Details

  • July 23, 2024 16:00   -   July 27, 2024 12:30
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